You wouldn't expect it in light of the resurgent German debate about the willingness of young Muslims to integrate into mainstream society, but integration in Germany is actually faring better than expected. An analysis by Jonathan LaurenceMore
The ancient ruins of Palmyra are remnants of a bygone golden era. For several days now, the ruins have been controlled by the militias of "Islamic State". UNESCO has warned that the World Heritage site is now at risk of being destroyed.